Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Understanding disability and promoting accessibility are central to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. In this workshop, participants will gain a better understanding of what disability is and how thinking about disability has evolved. Participants will leave with a range of teaching principles and practices to make their own courses more accessible.

Event Information
Dates: 
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Grant Jackson, Postdoctoral Research Associate for Diversity and Inclusive Teaching, CRLT
Presenter(s): 
Stephanie Rosen, Associate Librarian and Accessibility Specialist, University Library
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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Racist fliers, hateful graffiti, mass shootings, emails threatening violence:  Students often report feeling alienated or confused when instructors in their courses do not acknowledge such unsettling events going on in the world outside the classroom. We know that students can find it difficult to learn in the midst of such troubling events and that courses across the curriculum can offer students tools for understanding and navigating a broad range of relevant issues. But given the frequent turmoil in recent months on our campus and beyond, it's not always easy for instructors to decide whether and how to address such events with our students, especially when we already have a full schedule of learning activities planned. What considerations might guide such decisions?  This workshop provides an opportunity for instructors to think together about that question and then work through several options for engaging with students about emerging events on campus and beyond. We will consider strategies ranging from a brief acknowledgment to a substantial revision of your lesson plan and will pay particular attention to best practices for framing classroom conversations about potentially sensitive topics. 

Event Information
Dates: 
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Finn Bell, Graduate Student Instructional Consultant, CRLT
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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Each semester, we offer this foundational session as well as workshops on specialized topics in inclusive teaching. This session will be especially useful for faculty and GSIs who are relatively new to thinking deliberately about inclusive teaching practice, though anyone is welcome to attend. Research shows that student learning is enhanced when instructors put thought and action into creating environments that are inclusive of students across a range of backgrounds and identities. How can instructors deliberately cultivate learning environments where all students feel valued, respected, and supported in their learning?  This interactive session will provide structured opportunities for instructors to: Read more »

Event Information
Dates: 
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Victoria A. Genetin, Assistant Director, Diversity and Inclusivity, CRLT
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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This workshop provides an opportunity for instructors in STEM courses to discuss evidence-based practices that can promote more effective discussions of research literature. Through a series of group-based activities, instructors will consider methods for helping students effectively engage with readings ahead of class and facilitate productive discussions that include all students. This workshop will be most helpful to instructors who plan to mostly discuss research literature in class and less useful to those running textbook-based or problem-based courses.

Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Nicole Tuttle, Assistant Director, CRLT
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2
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This introductory workshop provides an opportunity for GSIs in the Social Sciences and Humanities to learn about active learning strategies aimed at improving discussions in the classroom. Through a series of group activities, participants will identify the attributes of a productive discussion and consider how to select appropriate activities based on individual course goals, class size, and classroom setup. Participants will also discuss strategies to deal with common challenges to promoting and managing discussions, including disengagement, resistance, and conflict. Strategies covered in this workshop range in complexity and include icebreakers, group brainstorming, think-pair-share, roundtable discussion, and jigsaw discussion. This workshop will be most helpful to instructors who have little experience in leading discussions.

Event Information
Dates: 
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Rebecca Pickus, Lecturer I in Residential College, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2
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